The delicious biscuits of the Netherlands! Biscuits are undoubtedly the best thing to go with hot tea on these cold winter days. We have compiled the traditional biscuits, cookies and cakes of the Netherlands for you. Here is the best couple with a cup of coffee or tea in our list. the Enjoy your Dutch cookies!
(Gevulde koeken, Dutch Filled Cookie)
Gevulde koek is a popular Dutch cookie with a tender, crumbly texture and a buttery flavor. The name of this tasty treat means filled cookie, referring to the fact that it is filled with a sweet, moist almond paste. The cookies can be found throughout the country, from posh bakeries to small kiosks located at most Dutch train stations.
(Moesselientjes, Pink Cake)
Inexpensive and easy to prepare, roze keuk is a simple Dutch dessert consisting of eggs, flour, butter, and sugar, resulting in a sweet and tender cake. It is characterized by the pink icing on top (hence the name), made with powdered sugar, berry juice, milk, and optional red food coloring.
When the cakes are done and the icing has dried, roze koeken are often paired with a cup of coffee or tea. Sometimes, these small treats are sold in other colors such as orange, which is especially popular during football matches.
(Janhagel, Hollanders, Sugar Hail Cookies, Dutch Hail Cookies)
Jan Hagel are traditional Dutch cookies that are a part of the Feast of St. Nicholas and the Christmas tradition in the Netherlands. They consist of a flaky, buttery shortbread crust, a variety of crunchy nuts such as almonds or walnuts, and crystallized sugar.
Due to the fact that the word janhagel denotes an unruly mob or a swarm, it is believed that the unusual name is quite fitting for these cookies made with a variety of nuts. The inventor of janhagels is still unknown, but apart from the Netherlands, there are many sources linking the cookies to France and Belgium.
What is known, though, is that they date back to at least the 17th century.
Homemade Stroopwafel recipe
Did you know you can make Stroopwafel at home?
You can easily prepare the famous stroopwafel of the Netherlands at home. Be sure to try this practical and delicious stroopwafel recipe.
For the dough:
500 g flour
250 g softened margarine/butter
2 tablespoons of warm milk
150 g sugar
50 g yeast
500 gr ‘stroop’ (a different type of molasses)
75 g margarine/butter
300 g brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pour all the dough ingredients into a mixing bowl and knead. Then we rest the dough we kneaded for 45 minutes. On the other hand, we put the molasses in a saucepan for the syrup and bring it to a boil. After boiling, pour the other ingredients into it and mix well. We knead the rested dough again and form it into small balls. After putting it in the tos or waffle maker, we press it lightly. Then, after the color darkens, we take it out of the machine. While it is hot, we spread it from the syrup that we have prepared.
5 best vegan restaurants in Amsterdam
Finding a suitable restaurant for vegans and vegetarians is a challenge in almost every part of the world.
While many restaurants have adequate menus for vegetarians, the vegan job is often a little more difficult.
We have listed the best vegan restaurants in Amsterdam for you:
1.Mr & Mrs Watson:
Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, here are the best dishes you’ll ever taste. You will experience a feast of taste with vegan cheeses and hamburgers.
Location: Linnaeuskade 3h, 1098 BC Amsterdam
2. Mr. Stacks:
They have very delicious food, big sweet pancakes, original menu and tasty bubble tea. Vegetarian sausages in English breakfast and burger are amazing.
3. Vegan Junk Food Bar:
If you’re vegan – 100% come here. The foods are perfect. The place has great music. You should try a vegan burger here!
4. TerraZen Centre:
The food is exceptional and the menu includes an extensive list of options for tasty and nutritious cuisines from various places around the world. Make sure you have a reservation as it’s super popular.
5. Meatless District:
You must try the pea protein based “No” Cheeseburger here. This burger is delicious. You will love this restaurant with its special homemade sauces.
Thuisbezorgd.nl assigns extra staff due to expected busy New Year’s Eve
Food delivery company Thuisbezorgd.nl expects traffic to peak again on New Year’s Day, as January 1, 2023 falls on a Sunday. That’s why the company started hiring extra delivery drivers.
The company announced on Friday that its head office staff will help process all orders in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. There will also be extra hiring in the customer service and IT departments to keep everything running smoothly.
Best Breakfast Places in Amsterdam
A good breakfast comes at the beginning of the meals that determine the course of the day and determine your daily nervous level. We’ve found the best breakfast places in Amsterdam for you:
Bakers & Roasters:
Want a giant breakfast plate and lots of variety? Get the best for you. Bakers and Roasters is officially a place dedicated to breakfast. Portions are big, eggs, pancakes, delicatessen products are flying around, in short, it’s impossible to be unhappy. In our opinion, you should definitely have a breakfast here, don’t worry about it. The only downside is that you can encounter a serious queue, especially on the weekend, so go early if possible.
Waking up to a giant dessert craving? The immediate solution is to eat pancakes. As the name suggests, Mook is a place based on pancakes. But there are not only dessert versions, there are also versions with avocado hummus, bacon, and even salmon. Also, if you want freshly squeezed juice, there is plenty of choice. There can be queues here, especially on weekends.
Location: Jodenbreestraat 144, 1011 NS Amsterdam
The Avocado Show:
We came to the most curious part of our Amsterdam food and beverage guide. There is not a single dish on the menu that does not contain avocado. If you love avocado, this place is for you.
Location: Keizersgracht 449, 1017 DK Amsterdam
Actually, Pluk is both a store and a cafe. If you want to have a healthy breakfast, definitely visit this place. Acai Bowl and Unicorn Bowl are our recommendations, but if you want something a little more satisfying, there are also options such as omelet and pancake.
Location: Berenstraat 19, 1016 GG Amsterdam
The Breakfast Club:
The Breakfast club is a great place to start the day. The English breakfast portions are huge and very tasty. Here, you’ll probably have to share your table with other people, but it’s worth it.
Location: Bellamystraat 2-h, 1053 BL Amsterdam
The Netherlands ranks 32nd in the list of the best cuisines in the world
Known as the “International Cuisine Guide”, TasteAtlas created the “World’s Best Cuisine List” with online votes. In the list, the Netherlands ranked 32nd out of 95 countries.
Italy(1), Greece(2), Spain(3), Japan(4) and India(5) round out the top five, while Iceland(91), Canada(92), Latvia(93), Morocco(94) and Norway( 95) formed the last five places.
According to TasteAtlas, “Croquette” ranks number one among the most popular Dutch dishes, followed by “Appeltaart”. Another dessert, “Stroopwafel” received the third highest vote, followed by “Kapsalon”. “Poffertjes” took fifth place.
”nNea Pizza” in Amsterdam took its place among the best pizzerias in Europe
Who doesn’t like pizza? It is really hard to think that there is someone who does not like pizza, which is Italy’s gift to the world.
Pizza has been a part of Dutch cuisine for so long that it’s no surprise that this country has some of the best pizzerias in Europe.
This is also confirmed by the “50 Top Pizza” ranking conducted in Naples, which searches for internationally successful pizzerias: Amsterdam’s nNea Pizza ranks 11th in Europe and 54th in the World.
nNea has been named “Netherlands’ best pizzeria” two years in a row and has been on the list of “Europe’s best pizzerias” four years in a row.
Artificial chicken meat produced
Food technology company Upside Foods will soon introduce chicken meat produced in bioreactors using real animal cells to the US market.
Only two steps remain for the sale of artificial chicken meat approved by the US Food and Drug Administration
Upside Foods will soon be able to offer chickens made from real animal cells produced in bioreactors in the US.
According to the news of Wired, the decision taken by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen as the next important milestone for the artificial meat industry. So far, small-scale production facilities have raised billions of dollars to experiment with artificial meat production; however, it could not sell these products to the public.
The few people invited to try artificial meat had to sign a disclaimer acknowledging that the products were still experimental. Now there are only two small regulatory steps left before the introduction of artificial meat to the public.
TWO STAGES LEFT FOR SALE
Upside needs an inspection approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its manufacturing facilities and an inspection mark for the food to enter the U.S. market. It is anticipated that these two steps will result in rapid results.
“This is the moment we’ve been working on for nearly seven years. Expanding into the US market is what every company in the world is trying to do,” Upside CEO Uma Valeti said in a statement.
While Upside Foods is focused solely on chicken, different startups are working on many different products, including beef, chicken, salmon, and tuna.
IT CAN BE TASTE IN RESTAURANTS FIRST
The FDA’s decision means that artificial meat products may soon be available to the public to try, but tastings will likely be limited to a select few restaurants. Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn has already announced that Upside Foods will serve chicken produced at her restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco.
Valeti said he wants the public to taste Upside chicken for the first time through select restaurants before buying it and cooking it at home.
“CAN’T DISCRIMINATE FROM REAL MEAT”
“We wanted to get this to people through the chefs in the first place. It’s really important for us to get the chefs excited about this. We want to work with the best partners who know how to cook well and also give us feedback on what we can do better,” said Valeti.
Unlike plant-based meat, artificial meat contains real animal cells and is theoretically indistinguishable from real meat itself. Cells are initially taken from an animal and then transformed into cell lines that are frozen. Small samples from these cell lines are then transferred to bioreactors (usually large steel tanks) where the cells are fed with growth medium containing the nutrients the cells need to divide. Once the cells have grown and reached sufficient tissue type, they are ready.
It will be sold for 17 dollars per kilo.
It is thought that the market and restaurant sales prices of the meat, for which the facilities will produce half a kilo for 17 dollars (approximately 317 lira) in the future, will be much more expensive. Due to this price, it is stated that the first artificial meat products offered to the public will likely be a mixture of animal cells and plant-based meat. On the other hand, it is stated that the widespread production of artificial meat at affordable prices will be 10-15 years later.
What is the famous Dutch dish Kibbeling?
Kibbeling is a popular Dutch street food consisting of pieces of fish dipped in batter, deep-fried and served with a dipping sauce such as garlic sauce, remoulade, ravigote or whiskey sauce.
In the Netherlands it is mostly consumed as a snack, but it can also be prepared for dinner with french fries, fresh salad and a sauce of choice.
What is the famous Dutch dish Kibbeling?
Kibbeling is one of the most popular fish products in the Netherlands. And no, Kibbeling does not swim in the sea. Kibbeling is not a type of fish, but a product with a long Dutch tradition. This real Dutch snack is made from pieces of sliced white fish, which are dipped in a batter and then deep-fried.
How did the Kibbeling get its name?
The name kibbeling originated from the name ‘cod cheek’, because the kibbeling used to be made from this. Cod used to be (in the 19th century) an important component of food in the Netherlands. And these cheeks were then prepared in a batter with herbs. Nowadays, kibbeling is no longer made from cheeks or just cod, but from different types of white fish such as polak, hake, whiting and saithe.
You can also easily make kibbeling yourself:
For 2 portions you need:
400 grams of cod fish
10 grams of fish herbs
1 egg yolk
100 grams of flour
150 milliliters of milk
Cut the cod into pieces (+/- 4 cm) and sprinkle with half of the fish herbs and some salt and pepper. Toss the pieces well. Make a batter of the flour, egg yolk, rest of the fish herbs and milk. Dip the pieces of cod well into the batter so that everything is covered. Fry the kibbeling until it is nice and golden brown and let it drain.
“De Nieuwe Winkel” named best plant-based restaurant in the world
Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands, “De Nieuwe Winkel” was named “the best plant-based restaurant in the world” at the Gastronomy Forum in Barcelona.
Nijmegen restaurant, which also has two Michelin stars and a green star, took second place last year.
If you want to try some of the best plant-based dishes in the world, you have to be patient; because the restaurant is completely full until the end of February.
Check menu: www.denieuwewinkel.com/menukaart
5 Little Known Places in the Netherlands
5 Little Known Places in the Netherlands. We know all the famous Dutch places like Kinderdijk, Amsterdam, Keukenhof and Giethoorn are great, but there are always tons of tourists there. These are also great places to see and are definitely worth it. But in this article, we have listed the special places that not everyone knows:
Jongenhoeve Kaasboerderij, a dairy and shop in the Southern Netherlands. You can taste tons of different types of cheese before choosing what you want to buy. The old woman who works in this tiny cheese shop cuts the giant wheels of cheese herself. Pretty surprising. So you can buy exactly the amount of cheese you want.
Besides cheese, they also sell farm-made juices, fudge, mustard, ice cream and even goose burgers. They were also explaining how the cheese is made, but they haven’t had such a service for a while. Maybe they will start over. Be sure to leave here with a bag full of cheese and many other delicacies.
Klompenmakerij Traas is where they make their famous Dutch clogs. They sell slippers of all sizes, from baby slippers to adult slippers. You can also get clogs made to order with the design you want. You can also learn about the clogging process by taking a tour. This small but impressive clog factory is located in the state of Zeeland.
Most people are familiar with the famous Dutch stroopwafel, but few know about the Dutch siroopwafel. Stroopwafel and siroopwafel are two different flavors. Hidden behind in the center of Gouda, this factory only makes siroopwafels. Everything about the history of these delicious cookies is in this factory. A highly interactive and delicious experience.
La Trappe Brewery
La Trappe… This beer is sweet and full of flavor. This is not a regular brewery, it’s a monastery. And here the beer is made by the monks. In addition to the tour, don’t forget to stop by their restaurant to try all the beers and Dutch snacks. Also, visit the gift shop to buy cheese and other products made at the monastery.
But most importantly, don’t leave without buying a bottle or two of their oak-aged beers. You won’t find this beer in any grocery store or liquor store. They only sell it there and each one tastes delicious. This factory is close to Tilburg and in an amazing location. Come hungry and thirsty.
Como & Co Restaurant
This will be one of the most memorable restaurants you’ve ever been to. While not very memorable for food, it is memorable because of its location. This restaurant is at the foot of a lake with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Everywhere you walk is full of flowers. Can you imagine a more perfect place?
It’s a sunny day and you’re sitting with a beer or tea at the restaurant on a lake surrounded by tons of gorgeous colorful flowers. A better way to enjoy the sun and this beautiful country cannot be imagined. This restaurant will leave a lasting impression on you.